Monaco Yacht Show 2018: Luxury and Environmental Consciousness
2018 has seen another outstanding Monaco Yacht Show. Once more gracing the shores of the Principality, the greatest vessels of the world demonstrated the capabilities of the yachting industry, the mastery of the craft of shipbuilding.
Numbers for Success
With an impressive 580 exhibitors, 120 superyacht, 40 tenders & toys and nearly 37,000 participants, the Monaco Yacht Show is again a fantastic success. 40 new launches were boasted throughout the Show, making up half of the yachts showcased. The Superyachts Awards Gala shone the spotlight on these eagerly anticipated new-builds.
Like in the previous year, the Breaking News Centre became the stage to the industries finest leading members from shipbuilders such as Lürssen Yachts to designer’s such as the famous Espen Oeino.
Luxury and environmental Consciousness
A hot topic this year was of course sustainability and how various industry members plan to implement initiatives on the topic.
the german giant Lürssen will be focusing on reducing their carbon emissions both onboard their yachts and during the building process.
Environmental concerns have certainly proven to be particularly widespread within the industry this year with another industry giant, Feadship. Henk de Vries and Jan-Bart Verkuyl of Feadship maintained that becoming eco-friendlier is more than just a matter of staying ahead of the curve in the industry. Almost all yacht companies will be expected to hold themselves to a higher level of eco-friendly production processes and products in order to remain relevant.
Yachting demographics were analysed, market trends were discussed and predictions were made for the future of an ever-evolving ever-thriving industry. Once again the Monaco Yacht Show became the perfect stage for sneak peaks and insights, ocean debuts and charter charmers and came to a close with success under the starry Mediterranean sky.